University | 9:09 pm | April 10, 2012 | By The Yale Daily News

Wednesday’s Buzz: 4.11.12

Occupy New Haven narrowly survived eviction today.
Occupy New Haven narrowly survived eviction today. Photo by Jennifer Cheung.

THE NEWS

  • After ten and a half hours of debate and a narrow 20-16 vote in the State Senate last Thursday,
    Connecticut is poised to become the 17th state to abolish the death penalty. On Tuesday, New Haven officials, including Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. and New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman, held a press conference at City Hall in support of the bill. Today marks the first legislative session where the repeal will be eligible for a vote in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.
  • After the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences reviewed its doctoral programs last year, a similar effort is underway to evaluate the school’s terminal master’s programs. Administrators have been gathering statistical data on Yale’s terminal master’s programs since the fall, and they are now in the process of visiting the departments that house these programs, Associate Dean of the Graduate School Richard Sleight said in a Tuesday email. The comprehensive review will consider issues ranging from how master’s programs award course credit to the job placement of graduates and the funding arrangements these programs have with the Graduate School.
  • Students living in mixed-gender suites will be found in every residential college next year. In February, after working with the Yale College Council, administrators announced that mixed-gender housing would be available to both the junior and senior classes beginning in the 2012-13 school year. Though the option to live in a mixed-gender suite was offered to seniors for the past two years, six out of 12 residential colleges currently have mixed-gender suites.

THE WEATHER

High of 57 degrees, low of 37 degrees, chance of showers.

THE FOOD

In the colleges

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Waffle Batter, Honey Rosemary Scone

Lunch: Yellow Split Pea Soup, Turkey Rice Soup, Quinoa Almond Pilaf, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Focaccia Mediterranean, Cheese Sauce, Steakhouse French Fries, Brown Gravy, Hand Shaped Angus Burger, Hand-shaped Cheeseburger, Make -Your-Own BLT Sandwich, Black Eyed Peas, Southern Style Collard Greens, Orzo Salad with Carrots & Dill, Marinated Green Bean Salad, Magic Bar, Butterscotch Cookie

Dinner: Mushroom Tart w/Fontina & Ricotta, Paella with Vegetables & Garbanzos, Bean Burger, Szechuan Beef Stir-Fry, Cheese Sauce, Steakhouse French Fries, Brown Gravy, Fresh Green Beans Saute, Chef’s Choice Fresh Hot Vegetable, Mesclun w/Creamy Tarragon, Orzo Salad with Carrots & Dill, Marinated Green Bean Salad, Oreo Cheesecake Kiss

In Commons

Breakfast: Steelcut Oats, Pancakes Dairyless Banana Walnut, Waffle Batter, Omelets, Egg Whites Scrambled, Eggs Scrambled, Home Fries Red Bliss, Honey Rosemary Scone

Lunch: Chicken Gumbo Soup, Cream of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Chicken Souvlaki, Felafel With Tahini Dressing, Boiled Penne Pasta, Organic Tomato Sauce, All-Natural Burger Chefs Choice, Herb Marinated Chicken Breast, Garden Burger For Grill Place, Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Tofu Curry, Lo Mein Vegetable, Chicken and Broccoli Vegetable Fried Rice, Jasmine Rice, Garden Salad Pocket Sandwich, Rice Pilafi, Roasted Local Summer Squash, Insalata Di Farro, Marinated Green Bean Salad, Magic Bar, Butterscotch Cookie

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